In Weston Skies

In Weston Skies Lucan

Bob Montgomery’s personal memoir of flying at Weston in the 1950’s

Private aviation in Ireland all but ceased during World War two and was slow to re-emerge in the early 1950s. Weston Aerodrome established itself as the centre of private aviation in Ireland at this time and the formation of the Aero Club of Ireland there in 1953 was a significant step forward.


A leading light at Weston at that time was David Montgomery – a contemporary of the legendary ‘Darby’ Kennedy, David was a businessman, flying enthusiast and instructor, part-time aviation writer, Honorary Secretary of the Aero Club of Ireland, of which he had been one of the founders,  and an inspiration to many who took to the skies.


Bob Montgomery’s latest book IN WESTON SKIES is a personal memoir of this time as seen through the eyes of a young boy whose life was suddenly turned upside down by the death of his father in a flying accident. The book is available from major bookshops or directly from Bob Montgomery at

Sarah Brooks

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